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Is Washington Headed For A Honeycrisp Bust?

The sweet, tart crunch of a Honeycrisp apple is a powerful food experience. It brings taste, smell, and sound together in a single bite. Is it any wonder that it’s one of the most popular apples in America? But becoming so popular - and profitable - so quickly, has some concerned about the variety’s future.
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About a dozen wildfires are currently burning around the Northwest. The Bybee fire is a small one at 50 acres. It is uncontained and sending up smoke on the west side of Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Ryan Bundy filed a series of court motions late Thursday, declaring himself a sovereign citizen who isn't subject to federal laws.

Bundy, who is representing himself in the conspiracy case against the refuge occupiers, declares himself an "idiot of the 'Legal Society'" and not subject to federal law, according to the documents.

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If you look at your voters' pamphlet and see page after page of candidates trying to win your vote, you might think democracy is strong in Washington state. But look at the money behind the candidates, and you'll see there's much less competition than meets the eye. 

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The state finalized a plan Thursday to help more people with chronic mental illnesses — and to reduce confrontations between them and police.

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A coalition of groups and lawmakers is calling for legislation banning military-style assault weapons in Washington and Oregon.

Delegates from Oregon and Washington officially cast their votes for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday at the party's national convention in Philadelphia. Oregon's votes were cast by one of the state's two Democratic U.S. Senators, Jeff Merkley.

Spokane’s City Council Monday voted on a November ballot initiative that would make the shipment of oil or coal by rail through the city a civil infraction. If it passes, every rail car carrying oil or uncovered coal will generate a $261 fine.

Stockholders in Virgin America have approved the acquisition of their airline by Alaska Airlines. The chairman of Virgin America announced the voting results at a brief shareholders meeting Tuesday.

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US Highway 12 just east of White Pass, will close Wednesday, July 27. 

The annual boat races in the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington draw more than 70,000 spectators -- thousands from out of town. It also draws an increase in child prostitution.

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